Seperate bandwidth pipe in same house?

July 3, 2010 at 08:39:06
Specs: Linux i686
Hey guys, I have a question about bandwidth. For years, I have been playing Xbox 360 online with no problems. The only devices I had connected were 2 laptops, a desktop and PS3 and 360. When playing online, all downloads were stopped on all computers and consistently had 4 bars. Now we have a roommate and now 10-12 devices are connected wirelessly and chocking the bandwidth, I usually get just get 2-3 bars and am getting pwned on Modern Warfare 2. My question is: if we get a separate account and modem for him upstairs, will my bandwith go back to normal? Or is all the data still going through one pipeline out the house to the box outside? I would think that would be the case and I would still have lag regardless. Thanks for your help. Depending on what you tell me, I will go get the other modem today or not.

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#1
July 3, 2010 at 09:08:15
Or is all the data still going through one pipeline out the house to the box outside?

Yes, it is. It is the bandwidth between you and your ISP that is the deciding factor.

If you have two different accounts on the same connection you will still be sharing bandwidth. In fact I am not even sure you can have two accounts on the same connection. You would have to speak to your ISP.

One thing definitely cannot do is have two Modems on the same connection. That is not possible with either cable or DSL. The Modems would be fighting each other to synchronise with the ISP Modem at the other end.

The only guaranteed solution is two separate connections coming into the house and all that entails.

Stuart


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#2
July 3, 2010 at 09:14:48
"if we get a separate account and modem "

this would be fine since your roommate would be on his own and not going thru yours. Of course if your roommate has that many devices he would also need a router of his own.


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